GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

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GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by Eddaytona » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:04 pm

Couldn't find any info about Gate Info radio in the Survival Guide. Is it active this year?

Also, saw that coffee is accepting Visa and Master cards this year. True? How about ice?
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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by Eddaytona » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:58 pm

Yup. Credit cards at Ice and Coffee. The future is catching up with them. Still nothing about Gars radio.
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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by Eddaytona » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:58 pm

Yup. Credit cards at Ice and Coffee. The future is catching up with them. Still nothing about Gars radio.
One day we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.

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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by mrchiff » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:17 pm

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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by some seeing eye » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:31 pm

Credit cards on playa is (obviously not?) commodification
It would have been interesting to overhear the mental gyrations leading to the decision.
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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by lucky420 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 pm

I will still have a stash o cash in case the system goes down...
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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by some seeing eye » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm

lucky420 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 pm
I will still have a stash o cash in case the system goes down...
Hahaha, I would bargain with cash if the system goes down. Start at 10% of asking cost. That would be generous for a perishable item!
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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by lucky420 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:03 pm

Nah I just meant the credit card reader stuff. People always want ice, it’s a hot commodity

That pink Jesus camp was giving ice away on Sunday of last year though. Was a nice surprise to bike ride up on to
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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by Token » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:11 pm

This is gonna be so perfect for a Fight Club level culture jam!

Operation Latte Thunder

“Destroy a piece of corporate art and trash a franchise coffee shop”.

It would be trivial for any number of Silicon Valley FKOs to jam the link from center camp to Gerlach just to fuck with Coffee and Ice.

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Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Post by maladroit » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 pm

Those mag slots and chip reader seem to fail pretty often inside a Kohl's. I wonder how they'll hold up to corrosive playa dust ground in with sweaty credit cards?

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